Sheila Abdus-Salaam the First African American Judge Found Dead


On Wednesday afternoon, a dead body was reported to be floating in Hudson river near 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway. Sooner the place was taken over by 911 and police. Later the body was identified as Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first Muslim judge woman. She was 65 and from past several years, she was serving as one of the seven judges on the State Court of Appeals. Read on to know more about this heart wrenching incident.

According to the latest reports, Sheila Abdus Salaam was missing since Wednesday morning. And later when her body was found from Hudson river (that is not too far from her residence in Harlem), her husband identified the body. Her body was covered in clothes and there was no apparent sign of torture or trauma. Police has started investigation as how she ended up in that area. So, it is yet to be determined whether it is the case of homicide or not.

Her Life!

Her life is the story of an untiring struggle. She was one of the seven siblings and belonged to a poor family. She got her law degree at Columbia University in 1977. It was in 1994 when she began to serve for supreme court of United States. She is best known for dealing with cases on humane grounds. She has given a number of memorable rulings in her carrier. Everyone who has worked with her is remembering her for her extremely positive traits and mourning her loss.


A Reminder!

The most important fact related to Sheila Abdus-Salaam death is the timing of her death. This is the same week where we already have witnessed the killing of another honorable Chicago county judge, Raymond Myles. Raymond Myles was yet another African American judge who was shot and killed on the spot in in front of his house on Monday 10th April 2017. [Read here: Most Weird Assassination Stories]